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thorough screenings before we come into venues. also the use of technology. closed circuit television systems can be adjusted so as to recognize -- to be able to recognize things that are unusual so if there's a isolated location and someone enters that location the cameras can be trained or programmed, i should say, with rules that will recognize that and send an alert. if a bag is dropped and left in a location for a particular amount of time, the video analytics will recognize that and send an alert. and to your question as to when does it become too much, this type of surveillance, these types of screenings, things like that the courts will let us know. the courts have always let police, let law enforcement agencys if they've gone too far and crossed the line. >> pelley:. >> brown: okay, ed cannon, jim davis, thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> brown: find out how much money different metropolitan areas-- including boston-- have received from the department of homeland security. there's a graphic on our home page. >> ifill: now, new developments in the upcoming battle for c
played a big roll in the boston bombing story this week. kron four's jeff bush shows you how technology helped and hurt the flow of information. the entire country was focused on the events in boston all week long. it was a drama that played out on every possible platform imaginable. on monday, youtube videos were uploaded shortly after the bombing. this was a big asset to detectives who were just beginning their investigation. twitter was essential with getting the word out about the bombing but also helped people reconnect with loved ones after the explosions. internet sleuths were hard at work enhancing video and still images and uploading themagain, playing a key roll in helping police figure out who the bombers were. then, on thursday, when the fbi released the photos of the bombing suspects those images were shared across all platforms of social media. at the same time, police were looking into the youtube and twitter accounts of the bombing suspects to get some insight about possible motivations. the drama intensified on the computer screen early friday morning when the first sus
analysts are doing right now backed in their headquarters. they're using very cutting edge technological tools to mine any of the data that they are able to pull from the first suspect who was killed early this morning. so his travel records, phone records, anything that they could look at, social security number to figure out who might be in the ever-expanding circle of people who knew him. these cutting edge tools would also look on the internet. did these individuals and this is a new thing that happened post-9/11 is that when you are confronted with a potential terrorism threat and knew the individual the first thing you did was go to social media, check on facebook, check on, you know, twitter. >> speak of twitter, the boston police department just tweeted an hour ago, an alert to the media not to disclose the tactical information to compromise officer safety with the homes that are being searched. there are a lot of crews up in boston and a lot of people covering this and a lot of risks in there. >> with the fact that the individuals had ieds with them overnight and were throwing t
turned into chaos with the police cruisers, suvs, humvees, you name it, it was here. with technology these days everyone has got the police scanner on their phone and you're trying to match up what you're hearing on the news and what you're hearing on the police scanner. some of it is just not making sense. we had the s.w.a.t. team coming through our yard last night. they came back again this morning to search our basement, the garages. and, it was kind of like you're trying to track them on the map but no one knew where he was. martha: brian, we're looking at your pictures you sent in. this is not a sight you see every day looking out your window i imagine? >> no it is not. it is a rude a waken. martha: when you heard the explosion, having heard same explosion two of them on the boston marathon, what did you think was going on? >> well, i did, was watching the news and i still had that, you know, those guys suspects, down at m.i.t. there. it is just undo the street. so i know mount auburn street takes us one place to the other. i traveled that route often. i knew they were headed my
blocks down from u.s. army material technology laboratory. right on the main drag here. so we have school street heading up, which is where we thought they were concentrating their efforts and then you come down here and -- i'm sorry. i've lost the name of the street here. >> that's okay. kerry, how is it you were able to see somebody on the street? i guess i'm confused what you saw and where you saw it? >> okay. so there are a tremendous number of vehicles that have moved down the main drag here. i've lost count there are so many. a large group of people started to run that direction. some with weapons out. some of them news people with cameras out. i jogged along and as i approached, i saw the officers closest to a small little area on the sidewalk. this would be the sidewalk closest to the neighborhood opposed to the sidewalk which is where the building is. and i made my way over behind the vehicle and i saw that officers had weapons drawn and were crouching behind vehicles. so i then put myself behind a vehicle and i was looking down the sidewalk. as i looked down the sidewalk, i saw
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